Solidarity is needed now more than ever, worldwide. People and low-income communities around the globe need our support.
WE REMAIN COMMITTED TO PEOPLE IN LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES
The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic will be significantly challenging for people living in poverty. They often have no savings or access to affordable health care. A lockdown means no income and no social security to fall back on.
We continue to do our work. Even in these times of uncertainty. Social impact and financial sustainability remain central to our efforts. We are grateful to our partners for their continued commitment to their social goals. We believe that we can overcome this crisis by continuing to work together.
NOW MORE THAN EVER
Solidarity is needed now more than ever. Not only in our own country, but especially in the Global South.
Low-income people in Africa, Asia and Latin America are particularly hard hit by measures to address the pandemic. Small-scale farmers are no longer able to bring their products to processing facilities. For micro-entrepreneurs, closing markets immediately blocks their source of daily income. Not working for a day means no money for food. We can support small business owners by purchasing their products or services. Not only in our own communities, but also from small vulnerable entrepreneurs from all over the world.
It is precisely in times of crisis that we're reminded how much we need each other -- at home and abroad.
NEWS ON OIKOCREDIT'S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
More details on Oikocredit International's response to the Covid-19 pandemic are at this webpage: https://www.oikocredit.coop/en/covid-19.